November 20, 2013
Mexico has placed an immediate ban on genetically engineered corn after an Environmental Food and Justice Judge revealed that GMO corn posed risk of imminent harm to the environment.
With this ban, the judge also released an order to Mexico's Secretary of Agriculture and SEMARNAT to stop all activities that involve planting GMO corn. The judge also ordered to stop the release of permission for experimental and pilot commercial plantings.
With this ban, 20,000 varieties of naturally grown corns will be given a protection in Mexico and Central America.